L.Holman The 2013 All Saints
Golf Open Champion
The All Saints Golf Open Championship took place at Leasowe Gold Course on the Wirral on Monday 22nd July. The course would be a real test for the All Saints lads as this was a Lynx course and many are used to Parklands courses. The course had not seen any water for over three weeks due the hot and humid weather. This made the course that much more difficult as the fairways were bone hard. If you hit a straight shot the roll could be very generous, however anything not straight would find its way into unforgiving rough.
The greens were in great condition, and they were very quick.
J.Mullholland and J.Corrie, with Leasowe Castle in the background
J.Mullholland was the defending champion from 2012, and there was also two previous winners in the running with L.Holman and D.Woods. The tournament would be scored using the Stapleford scoring system and the lowest handicapped player was L.Holman. This meant he would need to bring his A game if he was to become victorious.
The weather conditions were perfect for Lynx golf. The sun shone all day, and the wind didn't come into play. The course is situated on the Wirral coast and the views across the Mersey are spectacular.
The tournament was won by L.Holman. He was just three over par for his gross score, and he destroyed the field on the Stapleford scoring system. This is a tremendous achievement as he has only played this course once before. He was a thoroughly deserved winner. He was very consistent from tee to green. He holed a majestic eagle on the second hole. After hitting a solid tee shot in to an A1 position on the fairway, he fired in a mid iron to the green that had back spin, which skipped in to the hole.
The longest drive and nearest the pin trophies were both won by Year 10 student K.Walker.
the pin winner
The award presentation took place in the Leasowe club house. Stunning panoramas of Merseyside on such a beautiful day can be seen from the balcony are over looking the 18th green.
It was here that L.Holman was handed the coveted gold All Saints Open trophy.
The day could not have went any better. The lads were a credit to themselves, family, and the school. The staff at Leasowe were very complimentary about the boys, which was great to hear.
A huge thank you to Leasowe staff and club captain for arranging our competition.
Looking forward to seeing some new players coming through from lower school to challenge next year and beyond. Best wishes to departing students from Year 11 who have been the best possible ambassadors for All Saints sport. You will be missed and hope to hear from you often.